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Embracing Emotions through the Strokes of Colour: Artist Spotlight on Laura Notari

About Laura

Laura Notari is an abstract artist, a public certified accountant and, mother of Josephine. She studied Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, and during her entire life, she studied with several renowned painters and plastic artists. She has been engaged in painting, drawing, glasswork, ceramics, and sculpture during her career. She attempts to understand the world through many artistic expressions. She has a solid awareness of aesthetic taste and experience with diligence hard work and attention to detail. She is free and intuitive in painting and she acknowledges that art can change the way we think.

Laura was born and raised in Argentina and actually, she is living in The Netherlands. From an early age, she demonstrated an innate artistic talent and continued to bring her creative passion to fruition. She paints to express herself but it’s also important to her to create something pleasing to the eye. She loves working with acrylics and inks adding different textures like papers, fabrics, and wood, that are inspired and revealing the expressive elements of nature, light, texture, and colors that have a very vibrant vibe.

Laura Notari works out of her studio in Blaricum, The Netherlands, and teaches and encourages people to get involved in this wonderful world that is being a plastic artist.

 

 

Artist Statement

I consider myself an artist. Painting gives me a sense of peace and quiet, it helps me to process life, reflect and simply enjoy the benefits of being creative, to get emotions out on the canvas. Also, painting allows me to express basic human emotions. For me is a constant search for the best way to interpret the ideas that I have about myself and the world I live in.

Each piece I create is simultaneously an extension of the past, where I have come from and what I have learned, and as well as a preview of the future, where I am going, and the impact of people that surrounded me during my life. All the changes I have been through all my life, living in different countries, sharing with other cultures, and living different experiences. Colors and textures have different personal meanings and have a connection with specific important persons in my life.

My artwork combines elements of impressionism and abstraction. Many of my paintings are inspired by great artists like Jackson Pollock, Piet Mondriaan, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, and Joan Miro.

Can you imagine a world without art and culture, without music, without cinema, without dance, opera, literature, poetry…? That world would be a very boring place. Devoid of imagination… Art is the one and the only thing that distinguishes us as humans beings from other species. Without art the banality of reality is intolerable… To paraphrase Nietzsche ‘We have art in order not to perish from the truth’.

If a viewer or an art collector stops for just a moment to view and reflect on a piece I have created, then I have succeeded in my work.

Laura’s creative process 

Regarding my creative process, I use as media acrylics and inks, different textures like papers, fabrics, wood, that are inspired and revealing the expressive elements of nature, light, texture, and colors that have a very vibrant vibe. Painting gives me a sense of peace and quiet, it helps me to process life, reflect and simply enjoy the benefits of being creative, to get emotions out on the canvas. For me is a constant search for the best way to interpret the ideas that I have about myself and the world I live in. Each piece I create is simultaneously an extension of the past, where I’ve come from and what I’ve learned, where I’m going, and the impact of people that surrounded me during my life. All the changes I’ve been through all my life and living in different countries. Colors and textures have different personal meanings and have a connection with specific persons in my life.

Recent work on Laura’s #Heartlist

Many of my paintings are inspired by great artists like Jackson Pollock, Piet Mondriaan, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, and Joan Miro.

 

Find Laura on: 

Website: https://launotariartist.wixsite.com/website

Instagram: @lau_notari_artist

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